A vector is a carrier of a pathogen ("germ") that can be spread to people. The types of vector issues vary by geographic region.
Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal in the world.
Aedes (pronounced "aid-dees") mosquitoes are aggressive, black-and-white insects that thrive in our cities. They've been nicknamed "ankle biters" due to their behavior of biting people near the feet. These are not your common Southern house mosquitoes, which are light brown in color.
They grow in flowing water 💦 THINK: fountains, rivers, ponds, streams, cascades, & irrigation ditches
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Long Beach Health Department and the Pasadena Health Department confirmed a record number of typhus cases in 2018.
A “vector-borne disease” is an infectious agent such as a virus, bacteria or parasite that is passed from a disease carrier (vector) to another organism.